What a day of rejoicing where we can baptise 2 young disciples of Christ in water as they repent from their sins and turn to Jesus Christ to walk in the newness of life!
With Jesus present in our midst, the body of Christ and friends and family as witnesses, as well as some pastors/co workers in the harvest fields we are relationally connected with in this city present and praying, what more could we ask for!
The black swans gliding by in the beautiful Swan River with the city of Perth as the backdrop, and the gorgeous weather, were truly God's blessings and a real bonus!
It is a new season!
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This is not the first that we have baptised others in water. In fact we have done it many times in starting "house churches"/missional communities in different settings and even countries.
What you may not know what goes on behind the scenes of the considerable time to individually discipling them, teaching for renewal of mind, prayer and encouragement and walking with the 2 girls on personal issues, time spent chatting, hanging out and genuinely getting to know and love them, before they wanted to get water baptised. Both faced severe testings in their relationships with family and others (very common happening); after they decided to be water baptised. But praise God, He worked miraculously in their lives, hearts, and their situations too.
Jesus gave us a fail-proof plan of disciple-making in Matt 28:18-20.
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20 NLT
If so, why have we failed?
Is there anything you personally or you see the organised church have missed the mark on? What have hindered you to be part of His fail-proof plan?